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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2647

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LTTE leader’s speech points to danger of renewed war in Sri Lanka

The annual “Heroes’ Day” speech delivered by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader V. Prabhakaran on November 27 is one more indication that Sri Lanka is sliding back towards civil war. Prabhakaran’s comments were notable, not so much for their belligerence, but for their desperation and impotent appeals to the “international community” to restart stalled peace negotiations.

India is just more than a business outsourcing nation

From M.G. Srinath-Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

India is not just a business process outsourcing (BPO) nation, but also a factor to be reckoned with in the world for outsourced Information Technology (IT) and business services, a latest survey by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says.

Still cooling her heels outside BJP, Bharati sends legal notice to a magazine.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharati, whose reentry into the party was deferred on Friday after a ‘confidential’ letter purportedly written by her to party president L K Advani and criticizing many second-rung leaders of party became public, has demanded unconditional apology from the weekly magazine that published the letter.

WAPS to hold its second International Conference in Colombo

World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka (WAPS) will hold its second international conference, “Towards Democracy and Peace on Sri Lanka” in Colombo, on 18 December, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.

Congress in a bind over alliance with the RJD in Bihar.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Congress, a national party that rules at the centre in alliance with regional parties in India, is in a bind over continuation of its alliance with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar, a state ruled by the latter for over a decade and half.

Norway granted Rs. 11.1 million to purchase library books

The Norwegian Government has granted Rs. 11.1 million to purchase library books for 120 Cultural Centres in the island. Norwegian Ambassador Hans Brattskar handed over the cheque to the Minister of Cultural Affaires and National Heritage Vijitha Herath on Friday at the Ministry.

"Nepalis have historical attachment with Nagas": Dr Lotha

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture Dr TM Lotha recalled the "historical attachment of the Nepalis" with the Nagas in the State since long time ago and urged them to "honor and protect" such sanctity of rare chapter in history.

Three Thousand displaced as Burma army attacks Karen villages

Two Burma Army battalions attacked ten villages and displaced about 3,000 people in Toungoo District, Northern Karen State, Burma on November 30.

U.S. Unilateral Posture in World Affairs Leads to Re-grouping of Asian Nations: ASEAN Economic Summit Concludes

Daya Gamage - Reporting from USA to Asian Tribune

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), South Asia and China have agreed to a significant and large new trade and economic deals in the just concluded ASEAN economic summit held in Laos capital of Vientiane.

Holy warriors plan to abduct Pak officials

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Intelligence agencies in Pakistan have warned that Jihadis (religious warriors) were planning to abduct senior government officials, ministers and National and Provincial Assembly members to put pressure on the government to release their accomplices.